5 things that can increase your risk of Alzheimer's #4

1. Sleeping Aids or Medication

In a published study out of the University of Washington found that researchers found 63 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s and 54 percent greater risk of developing dementia in those who regularly took sleeping medications. I would say that continued research needs to be done into these findings but it a safe bet to air on the side of caution after these findings. 

2. Allergy Medication

Medications similar to anti-allergy pills such as Benadryl have been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's when used frequently. Harvard has found the same precautions and risks accompany allergy medication as sleeping drugs. Read more by visiting : http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

3. Anxiety and Depression Medication

The long-term use of drugs classified as benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety and depression were found in a 2012 study out of a French university found in Seniors who took these type of meds were 50% more likely to develop dementia when compared to those who did not. Findings as far back as 2009 published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry concluded similarly that the long-term use of benzodiazepines were significantly associated with an greater risk of dementia along with many other health problems.

read more by visiting: http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/the-link-between-anxiety-pills-and-alzheimers

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